Other writing

My other writing, including research briefs, external blog posts, and book reviews, appear on this page.


Giving undocumented immigrants access to driver’s licenses has transportation benefits for everyone. on the LSE US Politics and Policy blog.

“Bicycling While Black”: The Problems of Policing and Planning on the UC Davis Transportation and Climate Blog.

Together with colleagues Jennifer Dill and Kendra Levine, I compiled a Syllabi Resource List for Faculty on Transportation, Race, and Equity. See the full list here, and contact us if you have resources you’d like to contribute.

Bicycle Ticketing Compounds Inequities and Fails to Improve Safety, a research brief for Equiticity.

For fun

In late 2019 and early 2020, I wrote food and drink reviews for Smile Politely, a web-based community magazine in Champaign–Urbana, Ill. Read reviews for Punch!, Hank’s Table, tacos, winter beers around town, and an interview with the general manager of Seven Saints, Anne Clark Skuse.

Academic book reviews

Barajas, Jesus M. 2022. Review of Spent Behind the Wheel: Drivers' Labor in the Uber Economy, by Julietta Hua and Kasturi Ray. Journal of the American Planning Association.

Barajas, Jesus M. 2020. Review: Latino Placemaking and Planning: Cultural Resilience and Strategies for Reurbanization By Lara, Jesus J. Journal of Planning Education and Research 40 (4): 505–506.

Barajas, Jesus M. 2017. Review of Bicycle Justice and Urban Transformation: Biking for All?, edited by Aaron Golub, Melody L. Hoffmann, Adonia E. Lugo, and Gerardo F. Sandoval. Journal of the American Planning Association 83 (2): 226-227.

Barajas, Jesus M. 2014. Review of Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save the Economy, by Elly Blue. Berkeley Planning Journal 27: 110–12.