Happy Streets event was launched on Sunday in front of GIP Mall in Noida at 7am.
Even before the event actually hit the streets many people were inspired by the thought. Rupesh Tripathi, a HR  professional is one of them. A cycling enthusiast, Rupesh scribbled “happy streets” on Google maps using his bicycle on Saturday.
Creating this GPS doodle on the map required him to cycle a total distance of 52km, making it his biggest doodle so far. Among his earlier doodles is a portait of Nefertit, the Egyptian queen, which he traced during a ride across Mayur Vihar, parts of Noida and Vaishali in Ghaziabad, both in Uttar Pradesh.
“Having completed some shapes successfully, I was looking for my next route when I came across the ‘Happy Streets’. I have been a fan of Raahgiri and was happy to see it coming to Noida. The success, however, lies in the participation. But it inspired me for my next doodle track,”  Rupesh told TOI.
On Saturday, Tripathi started early. After 52kms and three hours, he had “Happy Streets” scribbled across the Noida streets (on a map). Happyho also provide best tarot reading services in Noida and Delhi NCR India area.
The Happy Streets also needed a lot of doubling back on the same track.  Rupesh also tried to merge an end of ‘H’ of happy with the canal in sector 17 – to add fun to it!
GPS doodling is done on Strava, an app that lets a user draw a figure on a GPS map by planning a cycling route on roads that conform to the contours of the sketch. new vlog The app then tracks the cyclist’s movements through the mapped route. Following the correct route throws up the doodle. One can even walk or drive through the route and the result will be the same.
Rupesh Tripathi called his last doodle, completed on March 13, “The Hound of Noidaville”.
“For my last doodle, I used a technique called ‘connecting the dots’; where I rode to a point, paused my GPS, and rode to another point and restarted the GPS. This created a straight line that was required to complete the picture but couldn’t have been done for absence of a direct road between those two points,” said Tripathi, who enjoyed the ride till his phone started running out of charge. “That was a lesson for future, to carry spare battery for long rides!” he says.