I love it. The trouble is, many people don't use public transport, they think it's for "poor" people and/or don't know where a tram goes to, or how to pay!!
But once you overcome the fear, and use it, the tram system is brilliant and unique to Melbourne.
We have a treasure we don't use enough. You can get almost anywhere in Melbourne on 2 trams.
Ok, ok the train system needs improving, but it's on the whole very good, with annoying glitches.
The new trains are great, let's get them all that way.
I love the car. l love my bike. And yes I love travelling on public transport whenever I can.
Once you have that mindset it's easy.
All we have to do is convince the "rich" people!!
What's the first thing I'd do? On a big infrastructure scale, I'd build a rail link (or at least a tram link) to the airport. I can't understand why Melbourne doesn't have a public transport (other than bus) link to it's main airport, it sends the wrong message, and given how close trains and trams run near the airport, me thinks there is a political agenda which has stopped this happening.