Rewind·Posted on May 6, 20137 Weird Transportation Ideas Of The Past You Won't BelieveSome of these actually happened. Which might make you appreciate Delta. (Just kidding.)by Leonora EpsteinBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. 1897: The Bicycle Superhighway motherboard.vice.com This one is actually kind of cool. It was the creation of a California businessman who wanted to construct a bike-only highway in Los Angeles, beginning in Pasadena and stretching to downtown L.A. Riders would pay a fee to use it. A first stretch of it was apparently built before the project got nixed. 2. 1907: The Floating Airship With Suspended Car Hulton Archive / Getty Images This is Britain's first military airship, which was composed of a canoe suspended from a huge 110 foot balloon. You could go as fast 20 mph! 3. 1938: The National Superhighway Proposal Via books.google.com Detailed in an issue of Popular Mechanics, this proposal called for a 15,000 mile network of superhighways which would have offered multi-level speedways, cable controls to keep cars in their lanes, allowing drivers to travel at the "fast" speed of 100 mph. The proposal also called for a creation of a coast-to-coast network of these highways. books.google.com 4. 1961: The Amphicar Fox Photos / Getty Images These famous novelty car-boats of the '60s went straight from land to water. But seriously, people, does this really make crossing a body of water any easier? 5. 1964: The Parking-Problem-Solver Car Franco Sestili/BIPs/Getty Images Behold the "Urbania," an invention claiming to be the world's smallest car which also solved parking issues. The seats and wheel were on a rotating platform so you could get out from any side. 6. 1965: The Hovercraft Train retronaut.com The Aérotrain was tested in France for over a decade, but was ultimately never adopted by French railways. Using air resistance, it hovered over the track silently at high speeds. 7. 1965: The Off-Shore Freeway Proposal untappedcities.com This idea would have meant constructing an artificial island with a highway offshore of Santa Monica's beaches. Weird.