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ORIGINALRESEARCHPAPERSDesignofPassengerAerialRopewayforUrbanEnvironmentAlexanderV.Lagerev1•IgorA.Lagerev2Received:16November2018/Revised:5December2018/Accepted:14December2018/Publishedonline:4January2019TheAuthor(s)2019AbstractAerialropewayisaneffectivealternativetotheconventionalmodesoflandpublictransportinmetropoli-tanareasandcities.Constructionofpassengeraerialropewaysinurbanenvironmentisaverycostlyenterpriseintermsofengineeringandeconomics,andrequiressig-nificantfinancialresources.Thisarticleisaimedatthedevelopmentofthedesignmethodofthepassengeraerialropeway,ensuringthereductioninitsconstructioncost.Forthispurpose,theindividualcomponentsofthecon-structioncostareconsidered,andtheapproximatecalcu-lationdependenciesareproposed.Itisshownthatthecostoftheaerialropewayismainlyinfluencedbytheinstalla-tionstep,heightofintermediatetowersandcarryingropetension.Thetaskoftheconditionalnonlinearoptimizationofthegivenparametersisformulatedandsolvedintheresearch.Thistaskensurestheminimumcostoftheaer...