When I went out for my afternoon bicycle constitutional yesterday, it was raining. So, for a change of pace, I decided to do a quick ride to the top of the parking garage and back down.
The garage has 7 or 8 levels of parking, I believe. It's about a 1.5 mile round trip to the top and back. (Bikes are "officially" banned in the structure - I'm sure it's a liability and accident-prevention issue. So I've been very careful on the couple of occasions when I've done the loop.)
It's a private garage - parking by permit only. The top 2 levels are closed off, most likely because the lower levels cover the current clientele.
I believe there are 650 stalls - that's a LOT of cars! Of course, consider this - one corner of the ground floor is the dedicated "bike room." In the space that would otherwise be occupied by 5 car parking spaces, there's room for almost 50 bicycles!
Oh - the rain cleared up a bit, before I got back to ground level. So I did a nice little ride in the nearby north end, as well. Even a short ride gives me some very meaningful stress relief.