With an apparent uptick in pedestrian deaths and collisions putting the city on high alert, the Department of Transportation says they'll be slowing down traffic on one particularly dangerous stretch of road in Brooklyn.

As outlined in a DOT proposal [pdf] last month, the city plans to narrow Kent Avenue from Williamsburg Street West to Clymer Street, moving parking from the west curb to one of the northbound car lanes and turning one of the southbound lanes into a two-way bike lane.

The plan has already been approved by Community Board 1; a DOT study from May noted that 82 percent of motorists driving northbound on Kent Ave go over the speed limit, along with 18 percent of motorists heading south. "They speed up and run through essentially a residential area,” Ted Wright of the DOT told the Daily News.

In March of last year, young Orthodox couple Nathan and Raizy Glauber were killed while riding in a livery cab on Kent Ave near Wilson Street, after they were struck by a driver investigators say was going more than twice the legal speed limit on the road; Glauber had been seven months pregnant at the time, and the infant later died. The driver, Julio Acevedo, has since been charged with manslaughter.